IPL kicks off with massive opening ceremony
The 2010 Indian Premier League returned to India with a star studded opening ceremony which featured Bollywood actors, international pop stars and an explosive laser and fireworks show.
Deepika Padukone was one of the stars of the show dazzling spectators with a number of dance routines on a specially erected stage out on the field. She was followed by Lionel Richie, UB40 and Bjorn Again.
With loud music, dancers and cheerleaders the Ipl made sure their return to India would be a rememberable once.
After an opening speech by Lalit Modi who claim the Ipl had retunred to India as an adult the captains of all the eight franchises signed the 'MCC - Spirit of Cricket' oath to respect their opponents, their teams and the umpires.